All Tribes Webinar- Returning to Routine Operations after the Public Health Emergency as it Relates to Medicaid and CHIP Disaster Relief SPAs and 1135 Waivers
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Division of Tribal Affairs, in collaboration with the CMS Medicaid CHIP and Operations Group is holding this All Tribes Engagement Webinar to discuss returning to routine operations after the Public Health Emergency (PHE), as it relates to Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Disaster Relief SPAs and 1135 Waivers.
The purpose of this presentation is to provide an update of the planning and actions states will need to take as the PHE comes to an end. States must comply with regulatory and statutory requirements when transitioning back to normal operations.
States will be reviewing flexibilities used during the PHE to determine which flexibilities will no longer be needed and which ones they may want to continue temporarily or on a permanent basis. This presentation will focus on actions the states will be taking to enact those decisions, including applicable requirements of public notice and tribal consultation.
To review the updated CMS guidance on planning for the resumption of normal state Medicaid, CHIP, and Basic Health Program (BHP) operations upon conclusion of the COVID-19 PHE, see the August 13, 2021 State Health Official Letter (SHO) #21-002 at https://www.medicaid.gov/federal-policy-guidance/downloads/sho-21-002.pdf
All materials for this All Tribes Engagement Webinar can be found our Spotlight page at go.cms.gov/AIAN.
Do you or a family member currently have health coverage through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)?
If so, you may soon need to take steps to find out if you can continue your coverage. Soon, states will resume Medicaid and CHIP eligibility reviews. This means some people with Medicaid or CHIP could be disenrolled from those programs. However, they may be eligible to buy a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace ®, and get help paying for it.
Here are some things you can do to prepare.
- Make sure your address is up to date.
- Make sure your state has your current mailing address, phone number, email, or other contact information. This way, they’ll be able to contact you about your Medicaid or CHIP coverage.
Get more information
- Contact your state Medicaid office or visit Medicaid.gov for more information about Medicaid or CHIP renewal.
- Call the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596 to get details about Marketplace coverage. TTY users can call 1-855-889-4325.
Help spread the word to promote COVID-19 vaccination so we can reach community immunity.
We Can Do This. We’re working to promote COVID-19 vaccine confidence, encourage prevention, and support our partners’ efforts to reach their communities.
Through strong partnerships with tribes and urban Indian organizations across Indian Country, the Indian Health Service has administered more than 1 million COVID-19 vaccines in Native communities, but there is still more work to do to reach community immunity.
You can help by:
- AIAN Toolkit https://wecandothis.hhs.gov/aian-triabal-leaders-toolkit
- Sharing resources for American Indian and Alaska Native communities .
- Joining the COVID-19 Community Corps and receive weekly emails featuring tips, news, and resources to share with your community.
- Using new social media profile frames to display your choice to get vaccinated and encourage your friends and family to do the same.